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Thursday, September 18, 2014


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Works of art from the villa where Kings, Popes and Prime Ministers revelled

On 24th September the contents of Count and Countess Martignone's two Italian properties will be offered for sale by auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street.

Over 500 items of old master paintings, fine furniture, sculpture, silver, ceramics and works of art are expected to realize in excess of £1million.

Count and Countess Martignone, a noble family from the Como area of Italy whose lineage can be traced back to the 13th century, were known for their legendary hospitality. Leading figures of Italian society, from prime ministers and politicians to popes and even the last King of Italy enjoyed spectacular parties at the Martignone residence in the Italian Riviera.

Overlooking the sea, a short drive down the coastline from Genoa, stands the family's stunning villa where royals and nobles revelled, late into the summer's nights. The house and grounds are filled with fine art, fine furniture and garden statuary.

Also offered at the auction is the contents from the family's town house in the centre of Milan which brims with art and antiques sourced from across the globe.

Top lots include an exquisite Old Master oil on canvas painting of blossoming flowers with putti (cherubs) and fruit, painted in 1694 by Franz Werner von Tamm (Hamburg 1658-1724 Vienna), is the top lots in the sale, estimated at £25,000-£35,000.

Two large early18th century carved and gilded figures of angels stand guard overlooking the Ligurian Sea. The pair stand tall on walnut plinths, gazing down with wings outstretched and are estimated at £3,000-5,000.

The Martignone family history:

The late Count Ettore Martignone was an esteemed doctor and the Countess Maria, one of the most influential businesswomen in post-war Italy. Their love of art and antiques is manifested in this magnificent collection of art and furnishings collected over generations.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is the world’s third largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further two in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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